Get ready for a two-day showcase of top-notch international and local musos at this premier annual fiesta at the CTICC!
Jazz-lovers and audiophiles, listen up! The 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is poised to take over the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) once again from Friday, 31 March to Saturday, 1 April 2017 with a jam-packed performance weekend. And this year, according to the organisers, attendees can look forward to a line-up that has a slightly ‘sweeter offering’, with everything from jazz legends and newcomers to musical storytellers and upbeat, high-energy acts for the young and the young at heart.
Now in its 18th year, the much-loved annual music festival beckons to both fervent jazz devotees and mainstream music lovers. Since its inception in 2000, the grand gathering has seen its audiences grow exponentially and has successfully carved out a space for itself on the world’s event calendar, with fans from across the globe travelling to South African soil to attend.
Furthermore, as part of the community upliftment programme prior to the main event, a range of workshops and master classes for aspiring musicians are on offer. Not to mention, the festival will have various events happening in and around the Mother City, including the much-anticipated free concert at Greenmarket Square. For more information on the programme of events, visit CapeTownJazzFest.com.
LINE-UP FOR THE 2017 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE CTICC
- Jazz Funk Soul – Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber and Paul Jackson Jr (USA)
- En Vogue (USA)
- Ernie Smith (SA)
- VuDu (SA)
- Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls (USA)
- Gretchen Parlato (USA)
- Siya Makuzeni (SA)
- Skyjack (SA/SWISS)
- Tune Recreation Committee (SA)
- Darren English (SA/USA)
- Jonas Gwangwa and Friends (SA)
- Taylor McFerrin (US)
- Marcus Gilmore (US)
- Dope Saint Jude (SA)
- Laura Mvula (UK)
- Judith Sephuma (SA)
- The Rudimentals (SA)
- Sekunjalo Edujazz Band (SA)
- Andrew Ford (SA)
- Manu Dibango (Cameroon)
- Moreira Chonguica (Mozambique)
- Deepak Pandit (India)
- Marcus Wyatt (SA)
- Ranjit Barot (India)
- Escalandrum (Argentina)
- Soweto String Quartet (SA)
TICKETS FOR THE 2017 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE CTICC
Tickets are available online through Computicket.com for R690p/p for a single day pass or R1190p/p for a full weekend pass. If you want more info, please head on over to their website Capetownjazzfest.com.
To ensure the safety of festival-goers, security will be present throughout the festival, and a no pass-out policy (visitors cannot come and go) will apply to all ticket holders. Do note that the venue is well equipped to accommodate disabled patrons.
In need of a soulful music fix? Check our overview of jazz venues in Cape Town. Alternatively, have a look at our guide to annual April events to find out about more hot happenings taking place during the month.
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